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#Podcast – Pursuing the issue: Lessons in campaigning journalism

February 8th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted by in Podcast
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From regional newspapers fronting campaigns on local issues to national press, this week’s podcast looks at some of the approaches taken by those experienced in campaigning journalism, and hears about different strategies as well as how to use petition sites such as Change.org to research campaigns and gather public support.

The podcast hears from:

  • Clare Sambrook, author and journalist, part of End Child Detention Now campaign, and a former winner of awards including the Paul Foot Award
  • Katherine Sladdon, senior campaigner, Change.org
  • Ian Murray, editor-in-chief, Southern Daily Echo and Newsquest publications in Hampshire

Here are links to some of the campaigns mentioned in the podcast:

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#jpod: The Paul Foot Award: hear from the evening’s winners

Last night Journalism.co.uk attended the Paul Foot Award 2010, which was presented to Clare Sambrook for her reports on the detention of families seeking asylum.

At the event, which is run by Private Eye and the Guardian, a Special Lifetime Campaign Award was also presented to Eamonn McCann, who spent 40 years reporting on events surrounding Bloody Sunday.

We speak to both winners about their work and their views on the investigative journalism industry. Listen to our jpod from the event below:

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